We teach group soap making workshops twice a month from our studio in Farndon, Newark.
The courses follow the same format as the 121 sessions but there will be no formulating. The group sessions are slightly less detailed than a 121 session and you will make 3 batches of soap per person to take home at the end of the workshop.
We can accommodate a maximum of 6 people on a group course. Lunch is included in the cost.
Cost £99 per person
2017 DATES :
Saturday 31st March 2018 - availability
Saturday 28th April 2018 - availability
Saturday 26th May 2018 - availability
Saturday 30th June 2018 - availability
Saturday 28th July 2018 - availability
You are on a budget
You are happy learning as part of a group of like minded individuals
You want a simplified experience of soap making
You want to try out a new hobby
You are contemplating starting a soap making business but not sure yet if its for you
You are a creative person
You want to work on your creativity and start a new craft
You know nothing about soapmaking
You know a little about soapmaking
Arrival Tea/Coffee & Cake
Morning Session :
Brief history and basic chemistry of soapmaking
Everything you'll need to get started - ingredients and equipment
Sodium Hydroxide and Safety
Preparation of moulds and moulding options
Calculating the capacity of your chosen mould
Using additives in soap such as flowers, seeds, oats, oxides, herbs, spices and clays
Colouring your natural soaps
Adding nutrient oils for various skin conditions
Blending pure essential oils for fragrance and therapeutic properties
Mixing, pouring, cutting, curing and storing your finished soaps
A delicioius buffet lunch will be provided for the group
Afternoon Sesion :
A demonstration by Emma
A supervised afternoon of soapmaking using a variety of oils, fats, butters and nutrient oils.
Playing with colour, fragrance and experimenting with additives such as poppyseeds, oats and
Basic design tutorials - you will learn how to swirl and layer your soaps
SUMMARY OF THE COURSE :
On arrival we will start with a tea or coffee while we have a chat about how the day will run and what we
will achieve by the end of the course.
We will be thorough with the theory aspect of the day and ensure that you understand everything you need to so that you can maximise the enjoyment of the practical session. You will be itching to get started in the workshop and we are on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout the day.
We will then explore all of the raw ingredients that we will be using, we will look in detail at the different consistencies of the ingredients and discuss how this will affect the finished bars of soap.
Emma will give a demonstration of the practical step by step process that you will have learnt about in the morning, now you will begin to see all of the stages of soap making that were discussed earlier.
Returning from lunch buzzing with ideas and inspiration, the afternoon session is dedicated to practical. Making three batches of soap per person in the three hour session you will follow the Soapology recipe using natural ingredients but you have free reign to choose colours, essential oils and additives that you may like to use in your batches.
Whatever you have made is yours to take home on the day (if you have come by plane or train we can post your soaps out to you the next day if you prefer - postage charges apply if you are
out of the UK)